3 Medicine Hat officers on administrative duty after shooting

A man is in critical condition after he was shot by police in Medicine Hat. Three police officers have been placed on administrative duty as the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team investigates.

Suspect who confronted officers with gun sent to hospital in critical condition

Robert Plustwa describes what he saw during a police shooting near his home in Medicine Hat. 0:54

Three Medicine Hat police officers in southern Alberta have been placed on administrative duty after a man was shot Monday night.

At around 9:15 p.m. MT, police responded to reports of a man with a firearm in the Ross Glen area of the city.

When the armed man confronted police, police say multiple shots were fired and the man is now in critical condition. 

There were no other injuries.

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) is investigating. Medicine Hat police are also looking into the actions of the 33-year-old injured suspect.

Three police officers involved in the shooting have been put on administrative leave while the investigation is underway.

This is the first officer-involved shooting in the southern Alberta city since the early 1980s, and Medicine Hat Chief of Police Andy McGrogan said it has left the force shaken up and shocked.

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